Last Friday an Amazon employee tweeted about a weird issue that she had with WhatsApp. This tweet started a conversation about a possible privacy issue with using a phone number as a way to authenticate the users. According to Abby Fuller, she found some mysterious messages on WhatsApp, which were not associated with her contacts, immediately after she created a new account on her new phone using a new number for the first time.
Website Planet tested 5 popluar web hosts to see if they could be compromised. The list included Bluehost, Dreamhost, HostGator, OVH, and iPage and unfortunitenly all of them had major vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilites allowed third parties to take over the site, gather leaked information, and preform man-in-the-middle attacks. The following is a list of each vulnerabiliy from each web hosting service: